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Nation 07 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM

153,850 refugees registered with UNHCR in Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: A total of 153,850 refugees and asylum-seekers have registered themselves with the Malaysian office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

World 16 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

Xenophobia hitting asylum seekers - UNHCR

KATUMBA, Tanzania (Reuters) - Asylum seekers are being thrown out of some countries because of a rise in xenophobia and political campaigns that use foreigners as scapegoats, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) chief said.

Nation 28 Feb 2019 | 7:52 AM

Myanmar welcomes return of ethnic Chin refugees, says UNHCR

PETALING JAYA: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that the Myanmar government recognises and welcomes the return of ethnic Chin refugees, although several Chin community leaders responded by sharing their reservations.

Nation 04 Mar 2019 | 8:21 AM

Expert: UNHCR’s Chin refugee policy violates its own guidelines

BANGKOK: UNHCR’s decision to end refugee protections for ethnic Chin refugees goes against its own guidelines, said a regional refugee expert.

World 12 Apr 2018 | 5:29 AM

Bangladesh, UNHCR to ink preliminary plan on Rohingya repatriation

DHAKA/GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency is set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh laying out a framework for the voluntary repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, an agency spokesman said on Wednesday.

Nation 01 Dec 2015 | 4:43 AM

Government probing alleged sale of fake UNHCR cards

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has launched a probe on the alleged sale of fake United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) refugee cards to illegal migrants, the Dewan Rakyat was told.

World 24 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Requests for asylum in West climb 12 pct - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - An estimated 383,000 asylum seekers lodged applications to stay in the West in 2008, a 12 percent rise on 2007 as more Somalis and Afghans fled fighting in their homelands, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

World 24 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Requests for asylum in West climb 12 pct - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - An estimated 383,000 asylum seekers lodged applications to stay in the West in 2008, a 12 percent rise on 2007 as more Somalis and Afghans fled fighting in their homelands, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

World 06 Oct 2017 | 7:16 PM

Overcrowded Greek refugee camps ill-prepared for winter - UNHCR

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece must speed up winter preparations at refugee camps on islands in the Aegean Sea where there has been a sharp rise in arrivals, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.